Melvin S. Gale, M.D.

Dr. Gale is a licensed psychiatrist with board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A graduate of State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Gale completed his residency at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. He works with patients in his private practice, as well as patients in nursing homes. Dr. Gale was named "Exemplary Psychiatrist of 2019" by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Southwest Ohio.

Kolleen Blankenship, PA-C, MPAS

Mrs. Blankenship is a physician assistant with experience in psychiatry, as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She earned her master of physician assistant studies at Kettering College, and her bachelor of science in allied health at Cedarville University, both in Ohio. She joined Dr. Gale in 2020.

Regina L. Engel MSN, APRN-BC

Ms. Engel is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. She has extensive training and experience in caring for patients with mental illness.  Ms. Engel joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2012.  She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Certified Nurse Specialist in adult psychiatry and nursing home care.

Amanda Rahn Kalfas, PA-C, MSPAS, CAQ-Psych

Mrs. Kalfas is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, specializing in psychiatric medicine. She has a broad range of experience in mental health care, including inpatient, outpatient, and community mental health settings. She has proficiency in chemical dependency treatment, as well as more than a decade of psychiatric practice as a PA in Ohio and Texas. Mrs. Kalfas earned her Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, at the University of Kentucky, and her Bachelor of Science at the University of Michigan. She also has a CAQ certificate-added qualification in psychiatry. She joined Dr. Gale in 2020.

Ashton McNutt, PA-C, MPAS

Ms. McNutt is a physician assistant with a master of science degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA. She earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Before joining Melvin S. Gale MD and Associates in 2018, she worked for a family medicine practice and an orthopedic practice in Midlothian, VA. While earning her degree at Iowa State University, Ms. McNutt was a clinical research assistant and a neuropsychology technician in the Department of Neurology, and a research assistant in the Department of Cognitive Psychology.

Madelyn Luptowski, MSW, LSW

Ms. Luptowski is a licensed social worker with experience in psychotherapy and coordination of substance abuse services. She has worked as a general outpatient therapist. Ms. Luptowski earned her master’s in social work at University of Cincinnati, and her bachelor’s in social work at Northern Kentucky University.  She joined Dr. Gale’s practice in 2021.

Cheryl Schriber, MSW, LISW
Ms. Schriber is a licensed independent social worker with a master’s degree in social work from Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She has extensive training in family and marital counseling, and individual psychotherapy.  Ms. Schriber joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2000, after working in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati.

Jessica Swarr, PA-C, MPAS
Jessica Swarr is a physician assistant with a master of science degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has earned two bachelors degrees – one in health sciences from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, and the other in neuroscience from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Before joining Dr. Gale’s practice in 2019, Mrs. Swarr worked as a physician assistant specializing in pediatrics, cardiology, intensive care and emergency care. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Physician Assistants and, since moving to Cincinnati, has joined the Ohio Society of Physician Assistants. She has been an active volunteer in several health-related organizations.

Edward Wantuck, MSW, LISW
Mr. Wantuck is a licensed independent social worker with a master's degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has practiced at the post master’s level since 1986 in the fields of forensics and community mental health, and has provided a decade of clinical supervision to master’s-level psychotherapy students and clinical colleagues seeking independent license. He provides therapy to adults and elderly with a wide range of diagnostic issues, from anxiety and depression to adjustment disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders and a variety of interpersonal problems. Mr. Wantuck joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2002.